Giacontigers
Two weeks ago

Launceston coaches 1980–1982

Who coached Launceston in their first NBL season in 1980?

1980: ? 9-13
1981: Jim Ericksen 14–8 (Playoffs) 2–0
1982: Curtis Coleman 5–21

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

Wish I knew, try asking an NBL legend.
Could be a player coach like Curtis Coleman?

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

Curtis Coleman was Coach

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Giacontigers  
Two weeks ago

I don't think it was Curtis. On the NBL records it says Curtis only had 5-21 win, loss record.

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

Maybe Ericksen done the first 2 years ?

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

Giacontigers, my 1989 NBL Media Guide says.

"1981: Jim Ericksen 17 - 7 I assume play offs?
1982: Curtis Coleman 5-19."

I never mentions what years sorry.

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

Not sure who is correct but if youbeleive Wikipedia

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Launceston_Casino_City

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Perthworld  
Two weeks ago

Giacontigers is editing Wikipedia that's why he's asking in the first place.

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Giacontigers  
Two weeks ago

I found out from sources it was Rex Johnstone 7-10
and Phil Thomas 2–3.

True, I am trying to fix every NBL's season records. It’s taken me a few years but they are slowly progressing.

There are some tables I am missing coaches like Hobart Devils, Geelong Supercats and Gold Coast Rollers.

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Giacontigers  
Two weeks ago

I am also missing the Newcastle Falcons coaches.

If anyone has them please let me know guys, thanks.

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

I can help with some names of Newcastle Falcons coaches but the years will be a bit sketchy

Dean Donnelan ?
Bob Turner 1981
Dennis Kibble
Dave Ankeney
Ken Cole 1985
Tom Wisman 1995

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

Newcastle
86 Steve Johansen
87 Steve Johansen, Owen Wells
88 Ken Cole

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

In regard to Hobart coaches I found an old Dave Adkins document.
Dave Adkins Head Coach 1986-87-88 W/L 33-43
Danny Adamson 1984 W/L 4-19
Keith Scott 1983 2-20
Charlie Ammit 1985 2-24

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Statman84  
Two weeks ago

Hi Giacontigers,

I have spoken to you before on Wikipedia.

Good old Launceston, they are giving me the s**ts regarding their coaches.

You are right though, Phil Thomas 2-3 (he also coached Devonport 2-20 in 1983) and Rex Johnstone 7-10.

The biggest issue I an experiencing with Launceston is which exact games Phil Thomas coached. Working by the historic coaching record pdf the NBL published about 10 years ago, you can usually suss out which games were coached by certain coaches because of their average For/Against.

Hit me up on Wikipedia if you want to discuss it more.

Overall, I only have 4 coaches left to assign exact games to:

Rex Johnstone (1980 Launceston)
Phil Thomas (1980 Launceston)
Steve Fairnham (1980 - 1981 Bankstown Bruins)
Shaun O'Connell (1980 - 1981 Bankstown Bruins)

Every other coach, I am sweet!

FYI - If you haven't already, try newspapers.com. It is amazing the info they have from way back before the internet. That is where I got all my info from. The good thing about that website is you can do a 7 day trial without paying a cent.

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Statman84  
Two weeks ago

Season Team Name Coach W L Playoffs
1990 Gold Coast Cougars Tom Wisman 8 13 38.10% DNQ
Brian Lester 1 4 20.00% DNQ
1991 Gold Coast Rollers David Claxton 14 12 53.85% DNQ
1992 Gold Coast Rollers David Claxton 11 13 45.83% DNQ
1993 Gold Coast Rollers David Claxton 12 14 46.15% DNQ
1994 Gold Coast Rollers David Claxton 10 16 38.46% DNQ
1995 Gold Coast Rollers David Claxton 5 21 19.23% DNQ
1996 Gold Coast Rollers David Claxton 6 20 23.08% DNQ


Season Team Name Coach W L Playoffs
1979 Newcastle Falcons Bob Turner 8 10 44.44% DNQ
1980 Newcastle Falcons Dean Donnollon 13 9 59.09% DNQ
1981 Newcastle Falcons Bob Turner 13 9 59.09% DNQ
1982 Newcastle Falcons Bob Turner 17 9 65.38% DNQ
1983 Newcastle Falcons Denis Kibble 13 9 59.09% 0-3
1984 Newcastle Falcons Dave Ankeney 19 7 73.08% 1-1
1985 Newcastle Falcons Dave Ankeney 16 10 61.54% 1-1
1986 Newcastle Falcons Stephen Johansen 10 16 38.46% DNQ
1987 Newcastle Falcons Stephen Johansen 1 8 11.11% DNQ
Owen Wells 5 12 29.41% DNQ
1988 Newcastle Falcons Ken Cole 13 11 54.17% 0-1
1989 Newcastle Falcons Ken Cole 6 18 25.00% DNQ
1990 Newcastle Falcons Ken Cole 4 22 15.38% DNQ
1991 Newcastle Falcons Ken Cole 2 13 13.33% DNQ
Tom Wisman 3 8 27.27% DNQ
1992 Newcastle Falcons Tom Wisman 9 15 37.50% DNQ
1993 Newcastle Falcons Tom Wisman 15 13 53.57% 0-2
1994 Newcastle Falcons Tom Wisman 13 13 50.00% DNQ
1995 Newcastle Falcons Tom Wisman 17 9 65.38% 1-2
1996 Newcastle Falcons Tom Wisman 11 15 42.31% DNQ
1997 Newcastle Falcons Shawn Dennis 12 18 40.00% DNQ
1998 Newcastle Falcons Shawn Dennis 9 21 30.00% DNQ
1998-99 Newcastle Falcons Shawn Dennis 9 17 34.62% DNQ


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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

Always spot on Statman84

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

I can post the rest when I get home. Taking up too much of my work time lol.

I hate the formatting on the forum, looks messy.

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Giacontigers  
Two weeks ago

Awesome, that's spot on I’ll add the coaches to their season by season tables. I’ll check all the results and see if they add up. Great Hobart, Newcastle and Gold Coast will be done.

Thanks for the Devonport coach. I did see the coach for the Glenelg Tigers somewhere. I only need to make season tables for Glenelg Tigers, Frankston Bears, Devonport Warriors and Forestville Eagles.

When you have time and if you have some coaches for those teams please put them here too and I can make season tables for them when I have time. Busy at work but when you have the right information it doesn’t take long. :)

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Perthworld  
Two weeks ago

Are there any accurate records re: assistant coaches? I've always struggled to find historical information on them.

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Giacontigers  
Two weeks ago

Assistant coaches is a pain to find. Be great if the NBL website could have a proper history section for each team.

I am also missing the Geelong Supercats coaches?

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Giacontigers  
Two weeks ago

I finished Newcastle and Gold Coast coaches, thanks Statman84!

I added Hobart's coaches from 1983 to 1988, but not completed.

1983 2-20 Keith Scott
1984 4-19 Danny Adamson
1985 2-14 Charlie Ammit
1986 9-17 Dave Adkins
1987 14-12 Dave Adkins
1988 10-14 Dave Adkins
1989 8-16 Tom Maher ?
1990 8-18 Tom Maher ?
1991 8-18 ?
1992 9-15 Cal Bruton ?
1993 6-20 ?
1994 2-24 Bill Tomlinson ?
1995 4-22 Bill Tomlinson ?
1996 8-18 ?

I left question marks on the coaches I am not sure on, any help thanks?

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

Sorry but why reinvent the wheel when Statman84 has already done it?

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Statman84  
Two weeks ago

I will go in and copy all the lists over tonight, after my weiner kids go to sleep, lol

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Statman84  
Two weeks ago

Alan Dawe was the Glenelg coach

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Giacontigers  
Two weeks ago

Cheers no rush. Big thank you Statman84!

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

Statman84 is the bomb!

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Statman84  
Two weeks ago

1983 Hobart Devils Keith Scott 2 20 9.09% DNQ
1984 Hobart Devils Danny Adamson 4 19 17.39% DNQ
1985 Hobart Devils Charlie Ammit 2 24 7.69% DNQ
1986 Hobart Devils David Adkins 9 17 34.62% DNQ
1987 Hobart Devils David Adkins 14 12 53.85% DNQ
1988 Hobart Tassie Devils David Adkins 10 14 41.67% DNQ
1989 Hobart Tassie Devils David Adkins 0 2 0.00% DNQ
Gordie McLeod 0 2 0.00% DNQ
Tom Maher 8 12 40.00% DNQ
1990 Hobart Tassie Devils Tom Maher 8 18 30.77% DNQ
1991 Hobart Tassie Devils Tom Maher 1 7 12.50% DNQ
Calvin Bruton 7 11 38.89% DNQ
1992 Hobart Tassie Devils Calvin Bruton 9 15 37.50% DNQ
1993 Hobart Tassie Devils Calvin Bruton 3 13 18.75% DNQ
Bill Tomlinson 3 7 30.00% DNQ
1994 Hobart Tassie Devils Bill Tomlinson 2 24 7.69% DNQ
1995 Hobart Devils Bill Tomlinson 4 22 15.38% DNQ
1996 Hobart Devils Bill Tomlinson 8 18 30.77% DNQ

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Statman84  
Two weeks ago

1982 Geelong Cats Tim Kaiser 2 2 50.00%
Calvin Bruton 18 4 81.82% 1-1
1983 Geelong Cats Calvin Bruton 18 4 81.82% 1-2
1984 Geelong Cats Calvin Bruton 22 4 84.62% 1-2
1985 Geelong Cats Casey Jones 10 5 66.67% DNQ
Ken Richardson 5 6 45.45% DNQ
1986 Geelong Cats Ken Richardson 14 12 53.85% DNQ
1987 Geelong Cats Ken Richardson 13 13 50.00% DNQ
1988 Geelong Supercats Pete Mathieson 0 24 0.00% DNQ
1989 Geelong Supercats Barry Barnes 5 18 21.74% DNQ
Terry Kealey 0 1 0.00%
1990 Geelong Supercats Barry Barnes 11 14 44.00% DNQ
Terry Kealey 0 1 0.00% DNQ
1991 Geelong Supercats Barry Barnes 16 8 66.67% 1-2
Terry Kealey 1 1 50.00%
1992 Geelong Supercats Steve Breheny 2 22 8.33% DNQ
1993 Geelong Supercats Steve Breheny 2 4 33.33% DNQ
Terry Kealey 0 2 0.00%
Jim Calvin 5 13 27.78%
1994 Geelong Supercats Jim Calvin 7 19 26.92% DNQ
1995 Geelong Supercats Jim Calvin 9 17 34.62% DNQ
1996 Geelong Supercats Ian Stacker 6 20 23.08% DNQ

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Statman84  
Two weeks ago

Let me know if there are any others that you need.

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Statman84  
Two weeks ago

Coaching stats before the start of this season:

Rank Coach Games Win Loss Win%
1 Brian Goorjian 735 514 221 69.93%
2 Lindsay Gaze 651 339 312 52.07%
3 Joey Wright 500 284 216 56.80%
4 Brian Kerle 456 282 174 61.84%
5 Alan Black 497 279 218 56.14%
6 Trevor Gleeson 418 247 171 59.09%
7 Bob Turner 369 224 145 60.70%
8 Brendan Joyce 433 217 216 50.12%
9 Phil Smyth 365 205 160 56.16%
10 Andrej Lemanis 372 198 174 53.23%
11 Barry Barnes 347 191 156 55.04%
12 Gordie McLeod 438 190 248 43.38%
13 Bruce Palmer 297 184 113 61.95%
14 Calvin Bruton 330 171 159 51.82%
15 Rob Beveridge 310 164 146 52.90%
16 Brett Brown 278 149 129 53.60%
17 Adrian Hurley 247 143 104 57.89%
18 Ian Stacker 285 143 142 50.18%
19 Al Westover 208 134 74 64.42%
20 Aaron Fearne 264 129 135 48.86%
21 Dean Vickerman 192 114 78 59.38%
22 Ken Cole 210 106 104 50.48%
23 David Claxton 230 100 130 43.48%
24 Ken Richardson 156 98 58 62.82%
25 David Lindstrom 184 88 96 47.83%
26 Scott Fisher 137 78 59 56.93%
27 Tom Wisman 165 77 88 46.67%
28 Brett Flanigan 181 77 104 42.54%
29 Gary Fox 108 66 42 61.11%
30 Shawn Dennis 170 62 108 36.47%
31 Mike Dunlap 95 59 36 62.11%
32 Guy Molloy 160 57 103 35.63%
33 Mark Bragg 164 54 110 32.93%
34 Mike Osborne 98 50 48 51.02%
35 Charlie Ammit 161 49 112 30.43%
36 Shane Heal 118 46 72 38.98%
37 Owen Wells 88 45 43 51.14%
38 Robbie Cadee 125 45 80 36.00%
39 Don Shipway 81 43 38 53.09%
40 Andrew Gaze 86 42 44 48.84%
41 Murray Arnold 58 39 19 67.24%
42 Bill Tomlinson 144 39 105 27.08%
43 Jerry Lee 57 38 19 66.67%
44 Owen Hughan 54 37 17 68.52%
45 Steve Breheny 75 37 38 49.33%
46 Andy Blicavs 125 37 88 29.60%
47 Dave Ankeney 54 36 18 66.67%
48 David Adkins 78 33 45 42.31%
49 Dean Demopoulos 58 31 27 53.45%
50 Paul Henare 59 30 29 50.85%
51 David Ingham 61 30 31 49.18%
52 Ray Tomlinson 70 29 41 41.43%
53 Chris Anstey 60 28 32 46.67%
54 Paul Woolpert 59 26 33 44.07%
55 Scott Ninnis 59 25 34 42.37%
56 Marty Clarke 84 25 59 29.76%
57 Cal Stamp 41 24 17 58.54%
58 Will Weaver 34 23 11 67.65%
59 Mike Kelly 59 23 36 38.98%
60 Eric Cooks 76 23 53 30.26%
61 Rick Harden 48 22 26 45.83%
62 Jay Brehmer 52 21 31 40.38%
63 Jim Calvin 70 21 49 30.00%
64 Mark Wright 63 20 43 31.75%
65 Frank Arsego 56 19 37 33.93%
66 Richard Orlick 68 19 49 27.94%
67 Mark Watkins 74 18 56 24.32%
68 Conner Henry 31 17 14 54.84%
69 Darryl McDonald 37 17 20 45.95%
70 Tom Maher 54 17 37 31.48%
71 Jim Ericksen 24 16 8 66.67%
72 Tony Gaze 46 16 30 34.78%
73 Ian Robilliard 49 16 33 32.65%
74 Dan Shamir 28 15 13 53.57%
75 Mike Ellis 34 15 19 44.12%
76 Les Riddle 26 14 12 53.85%
77 Don Monson 28 14 14 50.00%
78 Joe Farrugia 40 14 26 35.00%
79 Dean Donnollon 22 13 9 59.09%
80 Denis Kibble 25 13 12 52.00%
81 Claude Williams 35 13 22 37.14%
82 Patrick Hunt 22 12 10 54.55%
83 Kevin Braswell 28 12 16 42.86%
84 Damian Cotter 40 12 28 30.00%
85 Tom Pottenger 26 11 15 42.31%
86 Stephen Johansen35 11 24 31.43%
87 Casey Jones 15 10 5 66.67%
88 Robert Young 18 10 8 55.56%
89 Ted Weston 26 10 16 38.46%
90 Henry Daigle 26 10 16 38.46%
91 Colin Cadee 31 10 21 32.26%
92 Mel Dalgleish 26 9 17 34.62%
93 Simon Mitchell 28 9 19 32.14%
94 Ian Ellis 26 8 18 30.77%
95 Rex Johnstone 17 7 10 41.18%
96 Steve Fairnham 22 7 15 31.82%
97 Paul Coughter 16 6 10 37.50%
98 Gordon Ellis 22 6 16 27.27%
99 Alan Hughes 22 6 16 27.27%
100 Shaun O'Connell 40 6 34 15.00%
101 Curtis Coleman 26 5 21 19.23%
102 Matt Flinn 28 5 23 17.86%
103 Albert Leslie 10 4 6 40.00%
104 Mark Beecroft 11 4 7 36.36%
105 Andy Campbell 11 4 7 36.36%
106 Lloyd Klaman 15 4 11 26.67%
107 Danny Adamson 23 4 19 17.39%
108 Mark Leader 23 4 19 17.39%
109 Phil Thomas 27 4 23 14.81%
110 Reg Biddings 14 3 11 21.43%
111 Joe Connelly 16 3 13 18.75%
112 Alan Dawe 18 3 15 16.67%
113 Lynn Massey 23 3 20 13.04%
114 Dean Templeton 26 3 23 11.54%
115 Tim Kaiser 4 2 2 50.00%
116 Jeff Green 9 2 7 22.22%
117 Keith Scott 22 2 20 9.09%
118 Rod Popp 28 2 26 7.14%
119 Peter Ali 1 1 0 100.00%
120 David Hancock 1 1 0 100.00%
121 Andy Stewart 1 1 0 100.00%
122 Dave Nelson 2 1 1 50.00%
123 Glen Bines 2 1 1 50.00%
124 Brian Lester 5 1 4 20.00%
125 Terry Kealey 6 1 5 16.67%
126 Tony Cox 13 1 12 7.69%
127 David Simmons 22 1 21 4.55%
128 Tim Mallon 1 0 1 0.00%
129 Tim Hudson 1 0 1 0.00%
130 Paul Mellett 2 0 2 0.00%
131 John Wright 2 0 2 0.00%
132 John Gardiner 4 0 4 0.00%
133 Mark Price 5 0 5 0.00%
134 Pete Mathieson 24 0 24 0.00%

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Statman84  
Two weeks ago

And I have exact dates for every coach, except for the 4 guys I listed previously (just a game or two, here or there). I had taken a break from searching around to give my eyes a rest, but I might give it another go soon.

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Hoopie  
Two weeks ago

Awesome, Statman

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Giacontigers  
Two weeks ago

Thanks I'll add them when I get home from work. I think I have nearly all the coaches.

I just need Frankston Bears and Forestville Eagles.

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

No Gordie McLeod Statman84?

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Giacontigers  
Two weeks ago

McLeod started his coaching career as player-coach for the Hobart Devils in 1989. After McLeod became the first head coach of the West Sydney Razorbacks in 1998.

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

Sorry Statman84 I missed Gordie on the list. I remember the 0-2 when the Doc quit.

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Statman84  
Two weeks ago

Frankston Bears was Mark Gaze both seasons.

1980 West Torrens Eagles: Alan Hughes 6-16
1981 Forestville Eagles: Albert Leslie 3-5, Reg Biddings 3-11

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Giacontigers  
Two weeks ago

Thanks will add them after I watch the NBL. w

Lastly who coached Devonport Warriors in 1984?
Phil was in 1983.

Other then that I've got all coaches for each tables now.

Big thanks again.

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Statman84  
Two weeks ago

Mark Leader

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Giacontigers  
Two weeks ago

Was Frankston's coach Tony Gaze or Mark?
Tony is on your coaches table.

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Giacontigers  
Two weeks ago

Wait it's Tony Gaze.

Mark is is son. Mark is cousins with Andrew Gaze which isn’t surprising?

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Statman84  
Two weeks ago

Sorry, Tony Gaze.

Don't ask me how I thought of Mark Gaze :/

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Giacontigers  
Last week

Lastly, did Bruce Palmer first coach the Coburg Giants in 1982?

They finished in 4th place with a 18-8 record or was that Ray Tomlinson?

Ray Tomlinson coached the Giants from 1980, 1981 and then 1983 respectfully.

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Statman84  
Last week

Bruce Palmer was the Player/Coach in 1982. 18-8 record regular season, then 1-1 in the playoffs. Ray Tomlinson then took back over in 1983.

Palmer did not become the Head Coach again until 1987.

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